Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sewing Tip For February - Get Your Fabric Organized!

Fabric Mess via Flicker
Does your fabric stash look like this?

Picture via Kichikunomori
And you would like it to look like this!

Well here's a few tips to ease your burden.

1) Pick a dry location not subject to direct sunlight to keep your fabric.

2) Sort your fabrics by color.

3) Fold Fabrics neatly
(and try to keep them folded...i know once you get going creatively the mess begins)

4) Pick the right storage container to store your fabrics.

Here's a few containers we have like!
Plastic storage containers laying on their sides are a great way to add extra shelving, and keep fabrics organized into smaller color groups.
These containers can be found at Moma Store(Martha Stewart)

The Quilt Gallery suggests using clear plastic storage containers stacked on top of each other to store fabric, plus you can label them by color, pattern, etc...

"Fabric Storage Sheets" found at Polar Notions are acid free re-usable plastic sheets used to minimize the space your fabric takes up.

The Container Store provides a stylish fabric covered tote with an easy zip action for convenient storage. Your fabric would be hidden, but these totes are equipped with a spot for labeling and could be stylishly left out in almost any room.

Cindy at Quaint Handmade found this dresser at Sage Street Antiques and used it to organize her fabric...isn't it so cute.

We would love to hear what works for you.
Leave a comment and share your fabric storage success.

1 comment:

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